Sashai Alvarez Jasper

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Chicago, Illinois

Sashai Alvarez Jasper is a proud Chicagoan. Sashai is a descendant of a Puerto-Rican father and a Honduran mother. Sashai speaks Spanish and English fluently and grew up in Humboldt Park. Sashai currently resides in South Shore and is 100 percent certain she is the only Puerto-Rican/Honduran American that lives and has ever lived in South Shore☺. Sashai attended Richard Yates Elementary, Whitney M. Young High School, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (undergrad), and Pace University in New York City (master’s in the science of teaching).

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Posted Nov. 8, 2017

Do Not Close My Daughter’s School

My daughter, Rileigh Jasper, is a first-grader at National Teachers Academy (NTA) in Chicago Public Schools. The school holds the…

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Posted Dec. 2, 2019

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I’ve been leading Getting NYC Kindergarten and Getting Into NYC High School workshops for New York City parents for approximately 15 years. But only since…

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Posted Dec. 2, 2019

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Posted Dec. 2, 2019

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